MUSLIM POPULATION

  • Indian Muslims welcome Narendra Modi's invitation to Nawaz Sharif May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's gesture of inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearingin ceremony has raised hopes of a longlasting peace between the arch rivals among Muslims of this country. In direct contrast to his election pitch where he spoke of a toughened stand against...
  • Only two Muslim MPs in Rajasthan in the last 62 years March 23, 2014

    Since the inception of Lok Sabha elections in 1952, Rajasthan's record of Muslim share of Lok Sabha seats is a meager 0.7 per cent. Around 317 MPs have been elected in Rajasthan in the last 15 Lok Sabha polls, out of which only two Muslims have been elected in the...
  • Bangladeshis not behind Assam violence: Gogoi September 9, 2012

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Muslims are outnumbering Hindus in Assam not because of the increase in illegal migration from Bangladesh but because Muslims are illiterate and bear more children. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the Chief Minister took full responsibility for the communal riots and said that...
  • Minorities body slams Gogoi for remarks on Muslims September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Wajahat Habibullah on Sunday took on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his remarks against Muslims in the state in an interview. Gogoi, in an interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, blamed illiteracy amongst Muslims for their population growth. Saying...
  • Cong's votebank politics behind NE strife: BJP August 19, 2012

    Indore: Blaming the Centre for the violence in Assam and the subsequent exodus of Northeast Indians from various parts of the country to their home states, the BJP on Sunday said the "votebank" politics of Congress was "weakening" the country. "Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are crossing over to India in large numbers....
  • Assam: 'Rehabilitate Muslims after verification' August 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Two Bodo groups including the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) protalk faction on Saturday demanded that the Assam government verify the citizenship status of the Bengalispeaking Muslims, displaced during last month's clashes, before rehabilitating them. The protalk faction of the NDFB, also known as NDFB (Progressive) and People's Joint...
  • Muslim vote crucial in fifth phase in UP May 12, 2009

    Lucknow: Most of the 14 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs in the fifth and last phase of the polls in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday have large Muslim populations, a factor is likely to determine the fate of the 203 candidates in the fray. Fifteen women are among the candidates in...